New Product from AMACO/Brent Arrives Front and Center Every Time

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With QuickCenter™, the latest innovation from AMACO/Brent, art students and teachers alike are throwing clay that is centered for the first time even before the booming noise of the potters wheels begins to sound.

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My students definitely showed a little more enthusiasm, a little more confidence than what I've seen in the weeks and weeks of wheel trials...From what I've seen with the QuickCenter™, I think the kids would certainly have more inspiration to become wheel workers.

With QuickCenter™, the latest innovation from AMACO/Brent, art students and teachers alike are throwing clay that is centered for the first time even before the booming noise of the potters wheels begins to sound.

From weekend novice to more intermediate hands, throwing clay, and more notably, how to center clay has challenged potters for centuries. Making pottery remains one of the world's oldest art forms. While design and creativity continue to flourish in new and exciting ways, this new breed of clay throwing is as fascinating to the fellow potter as the discovery of an ancient Egyptian pot.

After teaching art students at Eastern Illinois University for over twelve years, it is no wonder that David Griffin and Dwain Naragon, the creators of QuickCenter™, understand the challenges of centering clay. After working through the kinks of a rough prototype, the two men knew that they had a product that could revolutionize the way pottery is made and taught.

By eliminating the process of free-hand centering, cutting a precise plug of clay, and then presenting it locked and centered to the wheel head, the stress of centering clay becomes worry-free for all levels of potters.

John Graves, a former pottery instructor at the Cumberland County High School recently noted that by using the QuickCenter™, "My students definitely showed a little more enthusiasm, a little more confidence than what I've seen in the weeks and weeks of wheel trials...From what I've seen with the QuickCenter™, I think the kids would certainly have more inspiration to become wheel workers."

From the first American-made modeling clay in 1919 to present, Amaco/Brent remains a pioneer in craft product and development. It is one of the oldest and most respected materials manufacturers in the United States and the largest manufacturer of ceramic supplies and equipment for schools and studios. Virtually every school in America has benefited from the high quality and craftsmanship that has made Amaco/Brent an industry leader and household name. QuickCenter™ is the latest offering from the extensive catalogue.    

For further information regarding the supplies and equipment, like the QuickCenter™, available through American Art Clay Company visit http://www.AMACO.com, or call (800) 374-1600.

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